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11/29/14

IBM releases social collaboration tool Verse


In the end of Q1/2015 IBM will release the "freemium" version of IBM Verse.

IBM has announced its new ‘freemium’ social collaboration Verse that uses built-in analytics to retrieve information from a range of services.

 

Verse integrates email, meetings, calendars, file sharing, instant messaging and social updates through a single collaboration environment.

It features ‘faceted search’ which enables users to retrieve information they’re seeking across all the types of content within their email.

Verse’s built-in analytics provide an ‘at-a-glance’ view that surfaces an individual’s most critical actions for the day.

By learning unique employee preferences and priorities over time, it provides instant context about a given project as well as the people and teams collaborating on it.

“The convergence of analytics, cloud, social and mobile technologies is not just impacting our personal lives, it’s profoundly changing how we work,” said Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Information and Analytics Group.  “These forces are reshaping how people make decisions, create and share new ideas and collaborate across teams to get work done.  With IBM Verse, we challenged our design teams to use analytics to completely reimagine the social collaboration experience to focus on engaging people and driving outcomes, not managing messages and inboxes.”

Clients using IBM Verse will also have the future option to embed a Watson feature into their collaboration environment, which enables users to query Watson on a given topic and receive a direct reply with answers ranked by degree of confidence.

A beta release of the new offering will be available to select clients and partners in November 2014.  A freemium version delivered via the IBM Cloud Marketplace will be available in the first quarter of 2015.

Verse will also be offered as an app for both iOS and Android to ensure mobile users have the same experiences on the go as they do on their PCs.

11/26/14

Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about Notes/Domino Security


Keith Wooten will begin the session with a demo on deleting a person and its impact on ID vault. We'll then open up for your questions on the topic of Notes/Domino security.

Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM Connections Meetings Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session. Follow us on Twitter @IBM_ICSsupport.

Topic: Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about Notes/Domino Security
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM EST for 60 minutes
Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2877-4178
Webcast Password:  webcast

For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043975

Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to Technote 7043975 soon after the event.

11/25/14

Google Nexus 9 update to Android 5.0 can cause Notes Traveler to stop working


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If a user has installed Notes Traveler on a Google Nexus 9 device, and has also chosen the external storage option, then upgrading the device to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) can cause Notes Traveler to crash and become non-functional.
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This is a known, open issue with the Android 5.0 upgrade on Google Nexus 9 devices wherein the underlying database code identifies files as read only when they are not. This issue can cause Notes Traveler to crash and not work at all after the OS update.

To avoid this issue:


-- Option 1: Postpone updating the device to Android 5.0 until the issue is resolved.
-- Option 2: Prior to updating the OS, uninstall Notes Traveler and then reinstall choosing the internal storage option.

To recover from the issue:

 
For a device that has already updated and is experiencing crashes, uninstall Notes Traveler and then reinstall choosing the internal storage option.. To uninstall Notes Traveler, go to OS settings, security, Manage Device Administrators, and uncheck "IBM Notes Traveler", then go to the Application manager and uninstall the Traveler application.

This issue is being tracked here:
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=79994

11/18/14

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014


A good friend of me - Michael Sampson - generated a very intersting report about the "Use and Adoption of IBM Connections".

The report includes the results of a global survey and can be downloaded here.

11/7/14

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF7 available


IBM released the IF7 for IBM Notes Traveler. Currently there´s no fix list available, but all the troubles coming with the sync of attachments with special characters should be fixed with IF7.

IF7 can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central:

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~Lotus&product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Notes+Traveler&release=9.0.1&platform=All&function=all


11/4/14

IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP2 IF1 available for download


Yesterday IBM released the Interim Fix 1 for IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP2 including support for TLS 1.0 and a patch for a possible Poodle attack.

The followings SPRs are included in IF1:

ITDL9PWMFU  CVE-2014-3566 - SSLv3 POODLE (Padding     
  Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption)
  (technote 1687167)






KLYH9Q3L4V  Add support for TLS 1.0 inbound
KLYH9Q4KQ5  Add HTTP support for TLS 1.0
DKEN9N8T3M  Remove weak SSL/TLS CipherSpecs
GFAL9PVDN8  SSLv2 not disabled for IMAP
YDEN8RNH22  Enhancement Request: Support for TLS   
  specifically for SMTP
PALT9P8JDG  XPage Mobile Controls Fail On iOS 8
KKIL9N4NXS  Update Ckeditor to 4.4.3 or later
DKEN9PJNBC  Enhancement: SHA-2 for certreq database
DKEN9PJNGP  SHA-2 capable tools needed to manage   
  Domino SSL keyring files



IF1 can be downloaded on IBM Fix Central.

11/1/14

Comparison of Collaboration Software


Source: ibm.com

An overview about the leading collaboration solutions. 

Engage anytime, anywhere with employees, customers and citizens
IBM enterprise social software provides business collaboration capabilities including communities, profiles, file-sharing, blogs, wikis, bookmarks, content management, IM, online meetings, audio and video chat, email, calendaring and more. Delivered on cloud, on premises or as a hybrid, it integrates with what you have today—and will have tomorrow.

Take a look at the comparison here